WTF?! My non-rooted phone had #Google Maps pre-installed, but I only use #OSMand for navigation etc.

Yesterday, I walked to a local restaurant, without using my phone, and had lunch there before walking back.

I never opened #GoogleMaps.

Today, I find a notification from Maps:
How was {restaurant name}?
Rate places to get smarter recommendations.

So it tracked and calculated where I ate without even opening my phone or the app.

Definitely time for #Pinephone / #LibreM

#privacy #Android

@Blort But you surely have Google Play Services on your phone. That's the key.

(If you're unhappy with this, you could try [if supported on your device] using plain LineageOS without GApps, or LineageOS with microG if you need things like Google Maps but don't want Google tracking you when you're not using the Maps app.)

Yeah disabling Google apps &/or switching off their permissions will help against this

Best get a phone with a close #AOSP fork. Like #LineageOS, or better one of the new wave of open source privacy & security focused #AOSP forks. #CalyxOS #GrapheneOS #RattlesnakeOS #HashbangOS
Get all the solid security & privacy features from AOSP (big improvements in recent years)
AOSP doesnt spy on you & is much more secure than desktop linux ported to a phone @Blort


@dazinism @emacsomancer @Blort I always recommend getting into phones or tablets, if you don't know how to do that, don't worry, you can always ask or hire people to do so.

While I like the idea of Replicant & devices without blobs/proprietary code, the reality of smartphone hardware is that such stuff is necessary

Supported devices are very old, theres countless public vulnerabilities in component firmware (can only be patched by manufacturers as they need to sign firmware)& drivers (imagine arent patched due to complexity)

Glad theres the new wave of AOSP forks, not really less free than Replicant. Giving great security & privacy
@emacsomancer @Blort

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